Three structure fires at a vacant building in the 2200 block of West Morton Street in Denison caused extensive damage Sunday and Monday.

Three structure fires at a vacant building in the 2200 block of West Morton Street in Denison caused extensive damage Sunday and Monday.


Firefighters were first called to the scene at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Denison Fire Marshal John Weda said. Crews were able to put out the fire soon thereafter.


Firefighters responded to the building again at 2 a.m. Monday when the building caught fire again, causing the roof to cave in. Weda said he does not know if the fire rekindled or how it was restarted.


The fire rekindled a third time around 3 p.m. Monday. The Denison Fire Department said, they do not know why the fire started again.


There were no injuries in any of the fires. The owner of the building, Robert Springer, said he has owned the building for 30 years. The building was vacant at the time of the fires and utilities had been turned off, Weda and Springer said.


The investigation of the fire is ongoing.